Medical students all work in a research facility

Research

Our expertise is broad and includes from social science, biomedical science, biostatistics and sports science.

1st

in the UK for research intensity in medicine
Complete University Guide 2020

8th

in the UK for teaching quality in medicine
The Times and Sunday Times 2019

1st

in the UK for research quality in medicine
The Times and Sunday Times 2019

Research groups in the Medical School work closely with our colleagues in the rest of the Faculty of Health and Medicine on the Faculty's core interdisciplinary research themes: Ageing, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (CHICAS), Infectious Diseases, Mental Health and Public Health Inequality. Our research also branches beyond this reflecting the rich curriculum of the modern medical degree.

Funding for research in the Lancaster Medical School comes from a variety of sources including:

  • Research councils such as BBSRC MRC and ESRC
  • NHS sources such as NIHR and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • Charities such as the Wellcome Trust, North West Cancer Research, Association for the Study of Medical Education, National Gamete Donation Trust
  • International sources such as the National Institutes of Health USA and World Health Organization.

Our research effort is a dynamic and growing aspect of our departmental activity and can be broadly divided into the faculty themes mentioned above and the teaching themes (although significant collaboration occurs between these areas):

Medical Sciences

Population Health

Health, Culture and Society

Professional Practice Values and Ethics

Sport Science

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Research supervisors

Lancaster Medical School's research is ranked 1st in the UK for research intensity by the Complete University Guide and 1st in the UK for research quality by the Times and Sunday Times. Join our research community and foster your research goals with a supervisor to guide you.

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Athena SWAN

The Athena Swan Silver Award recognises our commitment to advancing the careers of women in higher education and research.

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